Ed Michaels

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Ed Michaels
No. 18
Position: Guard / Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1914-06-11)June 11, 1914
Place of birth: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Date of death: January 21, 1976(1976-01-21) (aged 61)
Place of death: Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Villanova
NFL Draft: 1936 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 62
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Edward Joseph Michaels (born Mikolajewski) (June 11, 1914 – January 21, 1976) was an American football guard in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] Michaels also played on the "Steagles", a merged team consisting of the Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in 1943. The team was the result of a league-wide manning shortage brought on by World War II. Many of the "Steagles" players were labeled 4-F's, those deemed physically unfit due to ailments such as ulcers, flat feet and even partial blindness. Michaels was labeled a 4F because he was nearly deaf.

He played college football at Villanova University and was drafted in the second round of the 1936 NFL Draft.

In 1976, he was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame.


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